Biophysical Society Bulletin | February 2021

February 2021

T H E N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E B I O P H Y S I C A L S O C I E T Y

2021 New&Notable SymposiumSpeakers Announced

The Annual Meeting Program Chairs were challenged in making the selections this year from among the very large number of outstanding nominations submitted by Society members. The speakers will present their work on Thursday, February 25, 10:00 am -11:30 am , USA Eastern. The New and Notable Symposium will feature exciting new discoveries across a wide range of biophysical research, including cryo-EM analyses of complex macromolecular assemblies and processes, optogenetics, and mechanobiology. Patricia Bassereau and Bertrand Garcia-Moreno , Program Co-Chairs of the 65th Annual Meeting Program Committee, will co-chair the Symposium.

Keiichi Inoue

Rie Nygaard

Keiichi Inoue , University of Tokyo, Japan Photobiology of New Microbial Rhodopsins Pramod Pullarkat , Raman Research Institute, India A Membrane Associated Actin-Spectrin Periodic Lattice Acts as a Shock Absorber

to Protect Axons Under Mechanical Stress Rie Nygaard , Columbia University, USA

Pramod Pullarkat

Alison Patteson

Structural Basis of WNT Secretion by Its Carrier Alison Patteson , Syracuse University, USA Life of Vimentin Intermediate Filaments Inside and Outside the Cell

Submit Nominations Now for 2022 Society Awards  The deadline to submit nominations for the 2022 Biophysical Society Awards is May 1, 2021. Through the awards program, BPS honors members and recognizes excellence in biophysics The Biophysical Society values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are making efforts to have the diversity of our global members represented at every level of the Society, including the Society Awards. The Awards Committee can only select winners from among those who are nominated. Nominate a deserving colleague today! Awards will be presented at the 2022 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San  Francisco, California.  For a full list of awards to be bestowed this cycle, and to submit a nomination, visit the BPS website at www.biophysics.org/awards-funding/ society-awards. 

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